Teacher Feature ~ Rebecca Davis

Rebecca teacher Friday 6 am Hot Flow and Friday 5:45 pm Community Yoga. 

Favorite pose and why? My favorite pose is always changing; it’s typically whatever pose I last hated the most and now feel strong or flexible enough to now do.

10 words or less on why I love yoga: It taught me to trust and enjoy process as opposed to worrying about outcome.

How do you remain grounded outside the yoga studio? I remain grounded outside the yoga studio by spending time with my husband who, after more than 20 years, still cracks me up and helps me see things from a fresh perspective. And, nothing makes me appreciate being alive more than being outdoors.

Advice to a beginning yogi? (and all yogis, for that matter) Your body, no matter what, is amazing. Revel in what you are capable of, regardless of where you’re starting or where you may have once been.

Favorite mantra or intention? Intention: be present, be kind

Biggest misconception about being a yoga instructor? The biggest misconception I see about being a yoga instructor is that instructors are different from students (e.g. that we are super flexible or “natural” at yoga). We all bring our own set of challenges to the mat and seek to develop our own relationship with yoga and ourselves.

One healthy food I swear by and why? I don’t swear but any particular food but try to avoid processed foods. And, I have a long-standing, deep commitment  to high-quality dark chocolate. :-)

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Yogi of the Month ~ Gita Chakrabarti

How long have you been practicing?  15 years or more.  The first good classes I went to were in early 2000. 



What’s your favorite pose and why?  I love many poses, but plow is my favorite.  It’s a good shoulder and back stretch for those of that sit hunched over a computer.  I also love that it pulls your whole body out.



In 10 words or less describe why you love yoga: It’s relaxing and makes your whole day and relationships better. 



How does your yoga practice benefit your other passions/hobbies?  Yoga helps me balance motherhood – I have a busy 4 year old – and an intense job.



Why did you start practicing yoga?  I started to practice in earnest after a white water rafting injury cause some hip and pelvis mis-alignments



How does yoga impact your everyday life?  It puts things in balance and helps you breathe.  I can do whatever kind of yoga I need on a given day – a hot flow during the week if I need to lose some energy, or a deep restorative if I want to relax and complete chill out and make the weekend an even better detox.



What misconceptions about yoga, if any, were changed after you started practicing?  It’s really great exercise and changes the shape of your body.

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